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Peril at End House (Poirot)
Peril at End House (Poirot)
by Agatha Christie
Edition: Paperback
Price: £5.99

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Average, 23 Jun. 2012
To my surprise, I was able to predict the ending of an Agatha Christie for once. It was alright overall but nothing special for Christie. I recommend her other books more than this one.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
by Stephen Chbosky
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.99

8 of 23 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Disappointment, 23 Jun. 2012
Pretentious, badly written and frankly boring. Go read Catcher In The Rye instead, rather than this wanna-be. Despite being in the target group for this book, I found it a massive disappointment and one with no redeeming features.
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Manga Shakespeare: Hamlet
Manga Shakespeare: Hamlet
by Emma Vieceli
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.99

1.0 out of 5 stars Avoid, 26 May 2012
As someone who loves both Shakespeare and Hamlet, I was excited for this only to be heavily disappointed.

Most of the original text is cut, leaving ugly chopped lines that would make any Shakespearian scholar cry. It is simply not Shakespeare. The concept of sci-fi is not well enough adapted- why are there scanners on the door and yet a gravedigger at work with a shovel?

The art style is ugly to be frank, the characters too similar and the artist seems to have gotten anatomy lessons from a twelve year old.

"Avoid this" is my only advice.

And Then There Were None (Agatha Christie Collection)
And Then There Were None (Agatha Christie Collection)
by Agatha Christie
Edition: Mass Market Paperback
Price: £5.59

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Long Live The Queen, 31 Mar. 2012
In this novel, Agatha Christie proves herself once again to be the Queen of Mystery. This book is her at her finest, constantly filled with twists and turns. It keeps you guessing right until the end, it's a real page-turner. I would recommend this to anyone, be you a fan of Ms Christie already or new to the genre. My only wish is that I could give it more stars.

Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days (Nintendo DS)
Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days (Nintendo DS)
Offered by Game Dealz
Price: £13.03

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Why The Sun Sets Red, 9 May 2010
= Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars 
This is, quite simply, a must for any Kingdom Hearts fan. Set between the first and second game, it fills in the gaps that Chain of Memories never filled. It shows the daily lives of the Organization in the year that Sora was sleeping.

The game begins with a young boy called Roxas sitting on a clock-tower and reminiscing, the image shatters and we watch as the days re-wind quickly to come to a halt at Day 7. We are introduced to Roxas and Axel and as the days go on, we meet Xion, the newest member. The days pass and there are darker stirrings lurking.

It's bittersweet, heartwarming and heartbreaking. I've yet to meet a game that lives up to it. If you're a fan of Kingdom Hearts, you'll love being able to play as the different members and if you're new to it (though I wouldn't recommend this as the first game in the series to play as it's quite confusing if you know very little about the other games) then you just might love it for the story alone.

Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List
Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List
by Rachel Cohn
Edition: Paperback

2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not Terrible, Not Great., 30 May 2009
'Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List' is, as you by now know, about a girl finding out that the boy who lived across the way from her is gay.

To be honest, I was expecting more from these authors. I had previously read Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist and found it to be one of my favourite books. So when I got this, I was pretty excited. However, on finishing I couldn't help but feel disappointed.

The characters seem a little unemotional and stereotypical. (Ely's a boyslut, and the gay guys wear tight trousers.) The plot moves quickly and it's not explained why some of the stuff happens. For example, (Spoiler!) Bruce The Second kissing Ely and then realizing he's gay within a day of having a girlfriend and liking her.

Also, some of the text in the book is replaced with symbols which annoyed the hell out of me.

Pros: It does have a good plot behind it
Some of the stuff might make you laugh

Cons: Characters are boring and stereotypical
The plot moves a bit too quickly and half the stuff is entirely improbable that it'd happen within such a short period of time.
Symbols instead of text which can get annoying after the first ten pages.
The ending is tied up a bit too quickly.

All in all, it's not the worst book ever but it's not one I would be rushing to read again.

Breaking Dawn: Twilight, Book 4 (Twilight Saga)
Breaking Dawn: Twilight, Book 4 (Twilight Saga)
by Stephenie Meyer
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £14.94

5 of 8 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Why?, 26 April 2009
So many trees died for this book, and look at it. What a waste. Please, help save the Amazon rainforest and throw this book in the recycling bin when you're done.

New Moon: 2 (Twilight Saga)
New Moon: 2 (Twilight Saga)
by Stephenie Meyer
Edition: Paperback
Price: £5.83

18 of 21 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Kill it. Kill it now., 26 April 2009
500 pages of Bella being emo.

500 pages of her moping.

Blank pages to show what a dark empty abyss her life is without sparkles.

500 pages of angst.

500 pages of wanting nothing more then to pull out a gun then shoot this book several times.

The only reason I recommend getting this is for adding to a nice fire.

Somebody, put an end to this madness.
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Fake Fur
Fake Fur
by Satomi Yamagata
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.41

3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not for the fainthearted, 22 Mar. 2009
This review is from: Fake Fur (Paperback)
I bought this book, expecting a good read. The plot is nice, the art is good and the characters are sweet. However this is pretty full on yaoi, with sex scenes every few pages and all in detail. Hardly the teen friendly book I was expecting, there is a reason for the 18+ logo.

Recommended for those who don't mind that kind of thing.

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